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[mass noun] The right of a government or its agent to expropriate private property for public use, with payment of compensation. In the UK it is used chiefly of international law, whereas in the US it is used of federal and state governments.
- ‘In the personal property aspect, there was a recent court opinion that said that the government could by eminent domain take property from citizens for public use.’
- ‘Without eminent domain, acquiring enough property for a stadium could become expensive.’
- ‘At least since the 1980s, many states have tended to interpret the government's eminent domain power extremely broadly.’
- ‘State officials had asked municipalities to hold off on property seizures until the legislature considers changing the state's eminent domain laws.’
- ‘After years of rubber-stamping, courts are beginning to cut back on the use of eminent domain for private parties.’
- ‘Federal agencies would be granted the power of eminent domain to speed the building of more power transmission lines.’
- ‘He is sponsoring legislation to restrict municipalities' rights to take property by eminent domain.’
- ‘Lloyd's article has plenty of history about eminent domain, and how private developers are increasingly using it to get a hold of land they want.’
- ‘The Kelo decision permitted the use of eminent domain for private development projects and has touched off a firestorm of protest throughout the country.’
- ‘He says six states have upheld the use of eminent domain for private business development, while nine forbid it.’
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